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  • Judge, sheriff to seek new terms in 2018




    PERRY COUNTY – With the filing period for May’s primary election just a week away, candidates are beginning to announce their plans for 2018.

    Judge Lucy Goffinet and Sheriff Alan Malone are expected to announce their decisions to seek new terms in office at a gathering in Tell City Friday. Goffinet is in her second term as judge, having been elected in 2006 and 2012. Circuit-court judges in the state are elected for six-year terms.

  • Jail commander injured in ATV mishap Friday

    TELL CITY – David Faulkenberg, commander of the Perry County Detention Center under Sheriff Alan Malone, was injured Friday morning when his ATV overturned on private property in Anderson Township. Faulkenberg reportedly suffered a shoulder injury and a laceration to his head. Sheriff’s deputies and the county rescue squad responded.

    Faulkenberg retired in 2008 as chief of the Tell City Police Department and was later appointed jail commander.

  • Commissioners sign off on insurance change over


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Changes in providers of county employees’ insurance will also come with a few adaptations for county administrators. Apex Benefits was hired late this fall to oversee policies provided by Cigna health services.

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  • Two nabbed after Tuesday pursuit

    TROY – A short pursuit Tuesday night landed two people in jail on multiple drug charges.

    According to Lt. Roger Smith with the Tell City Police Department, officers attempted to stop a car driven by John A. Fortwendel, 27.

    The pursuit ended in Troy, where Fortwendel allegedly parked his car next to a residence. He and a  passenger, identified by police as Brittany Babbitt, 26, of Elizabeth, allegedly tried to run but were apprehended.

  • Former judge, longtime attorney David Huber dies at age 80




    CANNELTON – A Cannelton High School graduate whose intelligence and determination took him from Perry County to the halls of Harvard University and nearly to Congress before launching an honored legal career of his own died this week.

    J. David Huber passed away Tuesday at St. Vincent Hospital in Evansville. He was 80 years old.

  • Travelers in the cold
  • Despite cold, TC apple drop still a go

    TELL CITY – While it may be the coldest Silvesternacht on record, Sunday’s New Year’s Eve celebration in City Hall Park is still ago.

    Plans again include a variety of activities from 8 to 11 p.m. at Tell City Junior-Senior High School, including games, an open pool party and new and improved inflatables and obstacle courses.

    Past events have drawn large numbers of youngsters, who are chaperoned by a group of adults.

  • Changes coming to superintendent’s contract


    Staff Writer


    TELL CITY – Changes to the Tell City-Troy Township School Corp. superintendent’s contract are near finalization. An addendum to the existing contract, which expires June 31, 2020, was presented during a special session of the school board Thursday.

    The six page, seven part contract and supplement clarifies terms to coincide with recent changes to employee policies, including days off, how vacation is accrued, retirement savings compensation and other incentives.